The University of Kentucky Athletics Department officially broke ground on the construction of a new baseball stadium on Thursday. Construction is expected to take 18-20 months, meaning the stadium will open in late fall 2018 in time for the 2019 UK baseball season. Read more and view aerial rendering here.
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There are, as Wichita (KS) Mayor Jeff Longwell puts it, “plenty of checks and balances” that must occur before ground breaks on a new baseball stadium downtown. There are also endpoints to each of those checks that make the project increasingly realistic. Read more here.
The managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) ownership group is poised to buy 11 acres in Downtown Boise (ID), part of which he would donate to the city for the construction of a 5,000-seat, multisport stadium and event center. Read more and view location photos here.
Despite warnings from city officials that the Texas Rangers could leave town unless the team’s owners get help to build a new ballpark, the latest poll shows Arlington voters are evenly split on spending taxpayer dollars to subsidize construction of a $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium. Read more here.
At the work session, Savage (MN) Parks and Recreation Manager Greg Boatman said the most significant difference between the various plans is a proposed new entrance off of Connelly Parkway on the southwest end of the park. A full-size baseball stadium is included in all of the concepts. According to Boatman:
“This is a full-size, 400-feet to center field baseball field with all the accompanying amenities, grandstand, dugouts, the whole kit and caboodle.”
Gastonia (NC) leaders have spent more than two years crafting a plan for a new entertainment and sports district just west of downtown, which could be anchored by a multi-purpose baseball stadium. Now they are finally on the mound and firing their first formal pitch to residents. Read more here.
Boston College has reportedly started the process of reviewing plans for proposed new baseball and softball stadiums with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. This is part of BC’s multi-phased facilities enhancement plan. Read more here. Review the Boston College Brighton Athletic Fields development proposal here.